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Its time for gay marriage to arrive in Northern Ireland

Andy Allen | Paul McErlane/Guardian | 17048

Andy Allen, who represents Belfast East, a former soldier who lost both his legs and most of his sight in a Taliban bomb attack in Afghanistan, has pledged that if re-elected to the Northern Ireland assembly he will support moves towards same-sex marriage equality. 124 more words


We Battle Not Against Flesh and Blood

There are many of us who believe that prayer played a major part in the upset victory of Donald Trump last November.

He may not be a born again Christian. 611 more words

Dr. Robert Owens

Father of the House, Sir Gerald Kaufman Dies Aged 86

By Christian Smith

The oldest serving Member of Parliament, Sir Gerald Kaufman has died. His death at age 86 will cause a by-election to hold in Manchester where has represented since 1983. 136 more words

Current Affairs

White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. 463 more words


An Uncomfortable Truth About the Power of Repetition

Donald Trump instigated a war with the news media.  He and others in his regime seem befuddled that the media won’t knuckle under.  It seems incongruous in view of the fact that the very same news media, by virtue of their all Trump, all the time coverage of his campaign, helped propel his candidacy.  625 more words


Rebel heart

What do you know about John Wesley Hardin? Maybe through song – the one in which he was “a friend to the poor”, who “travelled with a gun in every hand” (ladies and gentlemen – the 2016 Nobel prize for literature). 616 more words

US Culture

Brent Penner, Ryan Meili not letting polls affect Saskatoon-Meewasin campaign

A dead heat in Saskatoon-Meewasin is making door knocking important for two candidates in the upcoming byelection.

Just two percentage points separate Saskatchewan Party candidate Brent Penner and… 250 more words